Sud; Campania; Napoli
Location of affected unit(s)
Napoli and Marcianise
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

100 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 March 2007
Employment effect (start)
31 May 2007
Foreseen end date


At the end of March 2007, the Ergom Automotive, a manufacturer of plastic components for cars, announced the loss of 100-150 jobs as a result of the closure of the two plants of Naples and Marcianise and the relocation of the production to the plant located in Pomigliano d'Arco. The company should redeploy in the new plant around 750 employees of the total workforce (around 900 workers) employed to date in the Napoli and Marcianise plants. The trade unions reacted to the company's decision by going out on strike for several days. The protest blockaded the delivery of components from the Ergom factories, paralysing the Fiat plants of Pomigliano d'Arco and Termini Imerese. The trade unions require the involvement of national and local authorities, demanding to meet representatives of the Ergom and the Fiat groups in order to avoid the redundancies provided by the reorganisation plan.

The Ergom Automotive manufactures instruments panels, bumpers, fuel filler necks and interior trims. It has around 5,000 employees worldwide and supplies components for several car-makers, such as DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Opel and Renault. In Italy, the company has 21 plants, of which 11 are located in the North and 10 in the South of the country. In Campania region, the Ergom has two plants, one in Naples (around 800 employees) and the other in Marcianise (around 100 employees): both supply solely the Fiat plants located in Pomigliano d'Arco (in province of Naples) and in Termini Imerese (in province of Palermo, Sicily).


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Eurofound (2007), Ergom Automotive, Relocation in Italy, factsheet number 65238, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65238.